JST7 Preview

On May 23rd and 24th, 108 entrants have preregistered to come play Melee, Project M, and Smash for Wii U(Smash4) at the Sociaal-Cultureel Centrum De Biechten in the Rembrandt Room for “the first 2-day tournament the Netherlands have had in years”. That tournament is JST7 hosted by Jeffz0r with Smash 4 hosted by Good Games Well Played. Sporting entrants from 9 individual countries spanning across three continents it should be quite the exhibition of international talent! A stream for Melee will be provided by SaltyPlayground.

With this multitude of players competing it is unsurprising that some notable names will be in attendance. The local talent has contenders in Amsah, the top European Power Ranking player from the Netherlands, Captain Falcon main Jeapie, and Jim Morrison a skilled Fox player who uses Mr. Game and Watch on the side.

The Netherlands isn’t the only country set to pack a punch at the event. The United Kingdom has VwS.Professor Pro, top ranked player in the UK, Sheik main BrTarolg, and J. Miller who placed first at B.E.A.S.T. 5 in Smash for Wii U. Germany is sending Ice, the third ranked Smash player in Europe and by far the best Germany has to offer alongside SchlimmShady, the top Mario main in Europe. Luxembourg is sending 4 players, and there are players planned to attend as from Belgium, CuraƧao, France, Mexico, and the United States as well.

Amsah, Jeapie, Professor Pro, Mr-R and Ice

This competition from a variety of nationalities will bring some notable matchups with Ice looking to be the forerunner to win the Melee side of the event. Ice currently holds only a one game lead in wins over Amsah, and when they met at B.E.A.S.T. V Ice sent Amsah to losers bracket before going on to place 4th at the event. Professor Pro has not won his last three games against Ice while also having a recent loss against Amsah at HFLAN: Melee Edition, will the losing streak be broken? Many of these players have not met up in bracket recently or even at all; this may even be a chance to see Professor Pro vs Mr. R in Project M for the first time. It will be curious to see this and many other unique player matchups.

The Netherlands best Smash 4 players, LLL.Mr-R, S1-14 and iStudying will be facing off against players like Eddy from Germany, the B.E.A.S.T V champion LOM.J.Miller from the UK and IxisNaugus too name a few.

JMiller after winning Smash 4 singles at B.E.A.S.T V

The tournament will have both singles and doubles events for Melee and Smash 4 and a singles event for Project M. Any fans of Smash in Europe will not want to miss any part of this event, so clear that calendar and watch some Smash over at SaltyPlayground!

Photographs taken by Seya. Thanks to LLL.Remen and Joeri for help with the article. Follow @SmashCapps for more updates on European and international developments.

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